Aug 22, 2012

Review: Church's Chicken - Original Fried Chicken

Church's Chicken Original Fried Chicken is the original menu item for the chain; when they first opened in 1952, it was the only thing they served.

I don't know how much it cost; the nearest Church's is a bit aways from me and a guest brought a box by, so here we go...

You might notice that I grabbed a lot of drumsticks. I love drumsticks. They're my favorite part! What other foods comes with a natural handle to hold?

I consider Church's fried chicken to be the blank canvas of the fried chicken world; it's very lightly seasoned and primed for saucing. My cousins used to eat Church's Chicken with ketchup, I used to eat it plain growing up, but nowadays I go with hot sauce. Church's carries Texas Pete. It makes sense since they started out in Texas.

My fried chicken came with a fairly thin, crispy layer of batter; not quite extra crispy, but it's crispy enough. It's dark meat so it was plenty juicy and a squirt of Texas Pete's hot sauce gives it just the right amount of flavor and heat for an enjoyable piece of fried chicken.

Overall, Church's Fried Chicken is a bit plain on it's own. This chicken was made for saucing.

Nutritional Info - Church's Chicken Original Chicken Leg (51g)
Calories - 110 (from Fat - 50)
Fat - 6g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 280mg
Carbs - 3g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 10g